Police hunt for killer gunman continues after shooting in Sheffield

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The hunt for a killer gunman on the run after a shooting in Sheffield is still underway.

Detectives have made nine arrests over the murder of 23-year-old Aseel Al-Essaie, who was gunned down last month, but so far no charges have been brought.

Aseel was shot in his chest in Daniel Hill, Upperthorpe, as he pulled up in a car to attend a family gathering for his twin sister's engagement, on Saturday, February 18.

The shooting took place in broad daylight, horrifying local residents.

Aseel, a former Tapton School pupil, was rushed to hospital but could not be saved.

His funeral last week was attended by around 1,200 mourners, with crowds stretching out onto the pavements outside a packed mosque in Gower Street, Burngreave, to pay their respects.

Of the nine suspects arrested over the death, three men, aged 22, 29 and 32, were held on suspicion of murder.

Two boys aged 15 and 16, along with a 30-year-old man, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and a 29-year-old man and two women, aged 23 and 57, were held on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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